Episode 68

Jacob Parkinson (Tortured Demon)


May 17th, 2024

15 mins 19 secs

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About this Episode

Since 2018, Oldham brothers Jacob and Joe Parkinson have been launching a full-scale assault on the UK thrash scene. As founders of UK Thrashcore hopefuls Tortured Demon, they’ve independently released two albums, and worked with various members to bring their trademark live show to eyes and ears nationwide. Before turning 18, they’d already toured with UK thrash royalty Evile and Xentrix, and laid the foundations of their second album ‘Rise Of The Lifeless’ - which would go on to receive critical acclaim from publications including Metal Hammer and Distorted Sound - whilst still in school. Combining Thrash riffs and Hardcore breakdowns with technical drums, all whilst maintaining a firm focus on quality songwriting, Tortured Demon aim to breathe a breath of fresh air into the UK metal scene.

The band have built a loyal live following nationwide thanks to their impressive history of high-octane shows for a band at such an early stage in their career, culminating in their first headline tour - the 'Tour Of The Lifeless' - in October 2023. Packing venues nationwide, Tortured Demon cemented themselves as a legitimate UK headliner, despite having no agent, management or record label at the time. This is a testament to the hard work and extreme dedication that Jacob and Joe Parkinson continue to pour into their craft, even after 5 years on the road.

I got to to sit down with guitarist and vocalist Jacob Parksinson before he and the band took the stage of Whelans, playiong with Evile and Psykosis.

We talked about their gig in Dolans the night before, how the tour was going and so much more!

With great stories, chats and banter this is not one to be missed.

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Check out Tortured Demon here: https://www.instagram.com/tortureddemon/?hl=en

Track played: Rise Of The Lifeless all rights reserved Tortured Demon

Edited by Richie Duhig of The Metal Cell Podcast.
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